There's a snow storm moving in over the mountains. I am not ready to shovel snow. It is only October! Daylight Savings Time has not even ended yet! It is pre-Halloween, for crying out loud! And yet, it matters not, it is coming regardless of how I feel about it.
Today I have my quarterly report to Governing Body. I woke up at 5 and thought - YAY! This will be over in a few short hours! Three hours from now, I will be giving it my best shot and probably four hours from now I will be done. At noon, my assistant is taking me out for lunch for a late "boss' day" treat, and this afternoon I will spend preparing a presentation I have to give tomorrow. It's a full day and that is the way I like them.... but I could easily skip the Governing Body part. I have been doing this for eight years and I have only grown to dislike it more and more. The faces change and I liked the old faces better. They understood what I was talking about and cared about it. Now I am talking clinical data to a bunch of bean counters and it does not compute. And I cannot make it compute. Oh dear, I better shut up.
But! I have a new sweater to wear today! And I will count this as progress. I used to buy a new suit quarterly for my presentation. And then I thought about the fact that I HATE wearing suits and that they never seem to have gotten me the promotion I thought they would. I spent a lot of money on suits that now have dust on the shoulders of the jackets in my closet... because I so dislike wearing them. Over the weekend I purchased myself a pretty new sweater to wear today. A sweater that will look pretty with a skirt, pants, leggings, and jeans! Versatile!
I will go give it my best today because I learned how to do that from you sober people. Thank you.